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Jan 7, 2015

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes Recipe / Orange Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Frosting

This cupcake is on my mind for quite a long time. I wanted to do a cake which has a combination of chocolate and orange, because these two are a combination made in heaven. Finally i got a chance to make these and it was delicious..

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I used a plain cupcake batter recipe and added some orange zest to the batter to give the cupcake a orange aroma. Then i made a rich creamy orange chocolate frosting. It was a hit.

The cupcakes tasted so chocolaty with a hint of orange flavour coming through it. I liked it a lot. You can frost it with any of your favourite frosting.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 25 mins
Cooling Time : 30 mins
Makes : 9 to 10 cupcakes


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup / 120 grams
Cocoa Powder - 3 tblspn
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder - 3/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter - 100 grams soft
Sugar - 3/4 cup / 150 grams
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Egg - 1
Milk - 1/4 cup
Orange Zest - 1 tblspn

For Orange Chocolate Frosting:
Dark Chocolate - 200 grams
Unsalted Butter - 50 grams
Orange Juice - 4 tblspn + 2 tblspn
Confectioners Sugar - 1 cup

(My One Cup Measures 240 ml)


Preheat Oven to 180 degree C. Oil a muffin tray or line it with cupcake cases. Set aside.

Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.

Take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and use a electric beater to cream well.

Add in egg and cream till fluffy.

Add in half flour mix and fold gently. Add in milk and mix gently.

Add in remaining flour and fold gently. Add in orange zest and fold gently.

Use a icecream scoop to fill the cupcake moulds. Bake for 20 to 25 mins. Remove it and let it cool for 10 mins,

Once it is cooled, remove it from cases and let it cool down completely.

While the cupcake is cooling make frosting.

Take chocolate, butter, 4 tblspn of orange juice in a sauce pan.. Melt it till molten.

Add in icing sugar and mix well

Pour this into a bowl and chill it for 30 mins.

Now remove it from fridge and use a beater to beat till creamy.

If it is too stiff, add some orange juice and beat.

Once it is creamy. frost your cupcakes and enjoy..

Take all your cupcake ingredients

Take cupcake tray

oil it well and set aside

in a sifter, take flour

add in cocoa

add in baking soda

and baking powder

sieve well

Take butter in a bowl

add in sugar

and some vanilla

use a electric beater and cream

once it is creamy

add in egg

beat well till creamy again

fold in half flour mix

add in milk

once it is combined

add in remaining flour

fold gently

add in lemon zest

fold well

use a icecream scoop

to fill the cupcake tray

once it is filled..bake it

now let it cool

now lets make the frosting

take chocolate in a sauce pan

add in butter

let it melt lightly

Add in orange juice

heat till it is melted

look how shiny it is

add in icing sugar

mix well..it may look oily

pour that into a bowl

chill it

once it is chilled, time to beat again

use a beater to cream this..if it is not creamy,
add little orange juice and beat again

I added 1 tblspn of orange juice and creamed it

frosting done

time to frost cupcakes

take your cooled cupcakes in a place

take one cupcake

frost it generously

decorate it with a orange peel and enjoy


  1. These cupcakes are looking delicious. Its very easy to try this recipe by watching pictures you have posted here.

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  2. Hi, These look really yummy. Wanna try this. pls tell me the consistency of the batter. Is it ok if it is thick or should it be like idli batter? Also is it necessary to use both baking soda and baking powder. Can i use only baking powder instead? What should be the quantity of baking powder if i'm not using baking soda?

  3. @Blue RoseThe batter will be thick and you cannot sub anything in this recipe. it will affect the texture of the cake.

  4. Can we make these cup cakes in pressure cooker ? If yes then will we follow the same procedure as that of cakes?

  5. @Warda Ryes follow the same procedure as cakes.

  6. where did you get your cupcake mould? Was it to fit in your small oven? What size is your cupcake mould?

  7. @AnonymousI got it online. It fits oven more than 24 liter.

  8. Can you say which online site u purchased the mould? Also what is the size of the mould. Thanx.

  9. @AnonymousCheck this out

  10. Aarthi is their any subsitute for eggs. If yes than pl tell the quantity also

  11. @Anonymousu can use 1/4 cup of yogurt or mashed banana


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